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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

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Dr. Bertram Pincus can see you now... See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£786,690 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

£6,370,608 (UK) (28 November 2008)
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Trivia

Dr. Bertram Pincus is named after the inventor of dental veneers, Dr. Charles Pincus. See more »

Goofs

The doctor asks if his hallucinations are "visual or oral" (possibly "aural"). No doctor uses "oral" or "aural" to describe auditory hallucinations. She would say "hearing voices" for a non-medically trained patient. For a dentist, the term "auditory" would surely be used. See more »

Quotes

Bertram Pincus: [unwillingly giving hospital nurse personal information] Invasion of my privacy, that's what it is.
Admitting Nurse: Wait'll they get you in the back.
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Good cheesy fun
10 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An English dentist (Ricky Gervais) living in Manhattan starts to see and hear ghosts, who won't leave him alone until he agrees to sort out a few things for them. To make things worse he is a loner / recluse who is sarcastic, offensive and completely devoid of any social skills.

Similar to Jack Nicholson's character from As Good As It Gets, however being a professional comedian gives Ricky an edge when delivering all those funny lines in the movie.

Funny, witty and touching in places and generally enjoyable. It's not going to be the best comedy of the year by a long shot but great if you're in the mood for something light-hearted and cheesy.

Worthy watching if not just for the scenes between Ricky and the dog.


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